The worldwide market for government, healthcare, and citizen ID credentials continues to grow as governments continue to adopt smart technology or migrate to next generation credentials serving, driver’s licenses, healthcare cards, national IDs, e-passports, and voter cards. Overall 435 million smart card units were delivered into the market in 2013 and forecast to increase to 526 million by the end of 2014.
More focus is now being placed on higher-end applications, offering higher levels of security and multi-application functionality and market convergence. Additionally, new emphasis is being placed on the provisioning of platforms for secure online and cross-border authentication, further driving desire in smart card adoption across the government ID market place. The added value and real ROIs that smart cards present are real and recognized.
ABI Research’s Government & Healthcare Identity Inlays competitive assessment includes a vendor matrix whereby companies were judged and scored under both an Implementation and Innovation category with a set of criteria and score weightings set for each category. This competitie assessment provides ABI Research’s opinion on which vendors have the most relevant innovative product lines, development, and future proof strategy in place to win out in an already well-established market, with substantial future opportunity. This competitive assessment also presents 1H 2013 market shares based on inlay shipments delivered within the government, healthcare, and citizen ID market.